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Abbott Terrace Health Center
Lawyers for Injured & Abused at Abbott Terrace Health Center
Do you suspect that your loved one has been victimized by nursing home neglect at the hands of caregivers in charge of providing the best care? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsore or an injury from the fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established standards of protocol? If so, contact the Connecticut Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has worked on cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. Call us now so we can begin working on your New Haven County nursing home neglect case today. Time is of the essence; all necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper Connecticut county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.
Abbott Terrace Health Center
This center is a 205-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Waterbury and New Haven County, Connecticut. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
44 Abbott Terrace
Waterbury, Connecticut 06702
Abbott Terrace Health Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Abbott Terrace Health Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, post-hospital care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $18,000 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Connecticut can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Abbott Terrace Health Center for $18,000 on June 19, 2018, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility received nine complaints and self-reported five serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Connecticut Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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Waterbury Connecticut Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Connecticut Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date November 29, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date May 2, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide a smoking apron or failed to ensure cigarettes were extinguished [safely].”
The survey team reviewed a smoking evaluation of a resident on September 5, 2018. The documentation indicates the resident requires the use of a smoking apron to ensure their safety while smoking. The resident’s Care Plan also indicated that the resident was to be provided a smoking apron “because he/she dropped ashes at times.”
However, on November 26, 2018, the surveyors observed the resident smoking under the supervision of two Nurse Aides “without the benefit of wearing a smoking apron.” One Nurse Aide said that “she was not aware [that this resident] required a smoking apron.”
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure that staff was removed from the facility or the administration was notified timely when a resident alleged verbal abuse, [according to] facility policy.”
The clinical record “identified that the supervisor was notified, and an incident report for a resident-to-employee altercation was completed.”
In a written statement, a Nursing Aide stated that she and another Nurse Aide [were] giving out meals when the resident asked the other Nurse Aide for silverware. The reporting of the Nurse Aide indicated that she heard the other Nurse Aide tell the resident that they “could walk to get his/her own silverware. Although [the reporting Nurse Aide] stated that she offered to get the silverware for [the resident], the resident said, ‘no, I want her [indicating the other Nurse Aide] to get it.’”
The reporting Nurse Aide then identified that she had observed the resident telling the second Nurse Aide “that was not how to talk to residents.”
At that time, the verbally abusive Nurse Aide told the resident “to shut up, before I get you kicked out of here.”
Neglected or Abused at Abbott Terrace Health Center? We Can Help
Were you the victim of harm, mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Abbott Terrace Health Center? Contact the Connecticut nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent New Haven County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Waterbury.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.